As CenturyLink continues to expand the availability of higher speed copper and 1 Gbps GPON service, it is considering whether implementing metered usage plans could boost its broadband revenue base.
AT&T continues to find more locations in its wireline network to offer fiber-to-the-business services, and its recent expansions in Kansas and Missouri reflect that trend.
Bell Canada is on track with its fiber-based broadband expansion plans, with plans to reach nearly 3 million locations by the end of the year. CEO George Cope said that the provider will continue to aggressively build out a mix of FTTH and fiber-to-the-node as part of its broader broadband expansion plan.
Cincinnati Bell and ATC, a telecom consulting company, are jointly operating a new Web-based portal that allows businesses to find quotes and pricing for fiber services.
Google Fiber is in the process of testing a new voice service with some of its FTTH customers that will allow a user to have one number for any of their wireline or wireless devices.
CenturyLink and ILEC industry trade groups wasted no time in speaking out against the FCC's new 2016 broadband progress report, saying that it does not take into account the amount of money service providers are spending to extend broadband services to more communities.
AT&T confirmed plans that it may extend its fiber-to-the-premises services to additional consumer and business locations in its wireline footprint after completing its build to 14 million sites.
AT&T saw growing acceptance by consumers and businesses of its IP-based services in Alabama and Florida, noting a sequential uptick in migration from TDM in the third quarter.
AT&T is finding that as the economics of building out fiber facilities to more cities and towns in its footprint improve, its rollout plans are increasingly becoming about how to accommodate the demand for bandwidth over wireline and wireless facilities.
NTS Communications, an emerging alternative fiber-to-the-premises provider, is bringing its new 1 Gbps service to Abilene, Texas, challenging local incumbent telco AT&T.